Olearia Macrodonta Hedging

Olearia macrodonta (Daisy Bush, New Zealand Holly)

As you might expect, the New Zealand Holly has holly like leaves – up to 10cm long but without the prickles they are far more tactile (and musk scented if crushed). The new growth emerges silvery and matures to an attractive two tone effect – sage green on the top surface and silvery beneath. In mid summer the plants bear large umbels of tiny, highly scented, daisy like flowers that are a magnet for pollinating insects, especially Bees and Butterflies.

Olearia macrodonta is perhaps best known as a ‘go-to’ hedging plant for coastal gardens where it will of course revel in the windy, salty conditions. It is also a great choice for inland and town gardens where the foliage could be right on trend for mediterreanean themed designs and for associating with all kinds of silvery plants such as Santolina and Convolvulus cneorum. Wherever you choose to plant Olearia macrodonta, it will quickly develop into a handsome specimen that will bring some welcome all-year structure and height to your plot.

We sell sturdy young plants in 2 litre pots that are equally suited for growing as shrubs or as a hedge.



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Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Olearia Macrodonta Potted Hedging 8/16in 20/40cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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This hardy evergreen shrub which can also be grown as a small tree grows in profusion in New Zealand it is one of a large number of plants from the Asteraceae family. With common names of Mountain Holly or New Zealand Holly one would think they had a close relationship with the Common Holly but they don’t the link derives more from the shape of the leaf.

Olearia Macrodonta hedging is a tough easily grown plant with masses of perfumed creamy white daisy like flowers which appear during the summer months. The holly type leaves are vigorous sage green in colour with a silvery underside.

The Daisy Bush Plearia Macrodonta hedge is an excellent choice for planting in exposed coastal regions, they will also thrive in well drained soil and are drought resistant. This very versatile plant will also cope and indeed will thrive in chalky sites. In very cold areas prone to heavy frosts this worthy shrub can still be grown but would be best planted in a carefully chosen, sheltered south facing spot.

Olearia macrodonta hedges are sold in pots which allows planting to take place 12 months of the year as there is almost no root disturbance to a pot plant. Should the weather be inclement when the plants arrive then just put them to one side keep a careful eye on the watering and plant when more suitable.

To give your new shrubs the best possible start we recommend adding Rootgrow at planting time.

The Daisy bush will grow at 30-50cm per year and if left untrimmed can grow to a height and width of 4 metres. Trimming should take place in spring afteer the danger of frost has passed.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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